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What is the average age of ALS onset?
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
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In brief: 10-20 years old.
Average age at onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als), or lou gehrig's disease, is 10-20 years old; it's younger in patients with familial ALS than in patients with sporadic disease.
About 5-10% of patients with ALS have the familial form.

In brief: 10-20 years old.
Average age at onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als), or lou gehrig's disease, is 10-20 years old; it's younger in patients with familial ALS than in patients with sporadic disease.
About 5-10% of patients with ALS have the familial form.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Lucia Zamorano
Neurosurgery
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In brief: ALS
Sympts usually develop after age 50.

In brief: ALS
Sympts usually develop after age 50.
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